This room was another
guest bedroom. It now houses the
museum’s Country Store, displaying many
items that would have been found in a
typical general store during the early
part of the 20th century.
Country Store and the Toy Room is a
small section of hallway that had doors
at each end, allowing the maid’s
quarters to be closed off from the guest
bedroom. The section of hallway now
contains a small exhibit regarding the
murder in 1875 of Albert “Baron” Molitor.
Including in the exhibit is a revolver
that was reportedly carried by one of
the men who murdered Molitor.
On the shelf
above the Molitor exhibit are several
books containing eulogies delivered in
the U.S. Congress upon the death in 1947
of Congressman Frederick Van Ness
Bradley, son of Carl D. Bradley.
Congressman Bradley moved to Rogers City
with his parents in 1910. After
graduating from Cornell University in
1921 he went to work in the purchasing
department at Calcite. He was elected
to Congress as a Republican in 1938, and
served as our Congressman until his
death. He is buried in Memorial Park
Cemetery here in Rogers City.
One of his
campaign posters is on the wall in the
Country Store, just above the old